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Pantsulaia, Popov, Gagunashvili and Grigoryan tie for the first in Quezon City

Celebrity Sports Plaza, Quezon City

Celebrity Sports Plaza, Quezon City

The 2014 edition of the Philippines International Chess Championship took place on 6-12th December 2014 at the Celebrity Sports Plaza in Quezon City, Philippines.

The event was organized by the National Chess Federation of the Philippines (NCFP), under the auspices of FIDE, with assistance from Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) and Philippine Olympic Committee (POC).

The 10-round Swiss FIDE tournament with tempo of play 90′ + 30″ gathered 38 players from 6 different countries, including 13 GMs, 6 IMs, 6 FMs, 2 WIMs and 1 WFM.

The first place was shared in a four-way tie by Georgian GM Levan Pantsulaia (2583), Russian GM Ivan Popov (2622), Georgian GM Merab Gagunashvili (2579) and Armenian GM Avetik Grigoryan (2580) with 7/10 points each.

However, Pantsulaia prevailed on a superior tie-break score and grabbed the first prize of 5.000 $, Popov remained second, while Gagunashvili took the bronze.

You can see the full standings and replay the games below.

Games with analysis, standings and statistics

Final standings:

1 GM PANTSULAIA Levan GEO 2583 7
2 GM POPOV Ivan  RUS 2622 7
3 GM GAGUNASHVILI Merab GEO 2579 7
4 GM GRIGORYAN Avetik ARM 2580 7
5 GM GOMEZ John Paul PHI 2510 6,5
6 GM MOZHAROV Mikhail RUS 2557 6,5
7 GM LAYLO Darwin PHI 2500 6,5
8 GM DEMCHENKO Anton RUS 2611 6
9 GM ANTONIO Rogelio Jr PHI 2503 6
10 IM SUNILDUTH LYNA Narayanan IND 2437 6
11 GM TORRE Eugenio PHI 2448 5,5
12 IM YAP Kim Steven PHI 2416 5,5
13 GM BITOON Richard PHI 2413 5,5
14 FM SEGARRA Randy PHI 2308 5,5
15 GM SADORRA Julio Catalino PHI 2575 5,5
16 IM PASCUA Haridas PHI 2404 5,5
17 FM BILGUUN Sumiya MGL 2249 5,5
18 ABELGAS Roel PHI 2293 5,5
19 REYES Narquinden PHI 2245 5,5
20 GM BARBOSA Oliver PHI 2533 5
21 DELA CRUZ Noel PHI 2323 5
22 SALCEDO Raymond PHI 2316 5
23 ELORTA David PHI 2298 5
24 FM BERSAMINA Paulo PHI 2391 4,5
25 FM TURQUEZA Mari Joseph PHI 2249 4,5
26 WIM FRAYNA Janelle Mae PHI 2167 4,5
27 NEBATO Sheider PHI 2207 4,5
28 IM BANCOD Ronald PHI 2283 4,5
29 IM PIMENTEL Joel PHI 2265 4,5
30 FM SEVERINO Sander PHI 2367 4
31 SUEDE Mikee Charlene PHI 1938 4
32 ROQUE Merben PHI 2271 3,5
33 FLORENDO Paulo James PHI 2278 3,5
34 IM GARMA Chito PHI 2322 3
35 WIM FRONDA Jan Jodilyn PHI 2121 3
36 FM HABLA Jony PHI 2239 3
37 WFM SAN DIEGO Marie Antoinette PHI 2063 3
38 SARIP Roger PHI 2222 1

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